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    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
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    Sand Critters?!?!?!

    I have a dozen of Nassarious Sanails... I have one Emeral Crab...

    Do I have enough? What else should I get... Pay day is coming up!



    Marc

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    Id say no, I have 10 Nassarius + 10 Astrea snails, 15 hermits (mostly blue legs), 2 emeralds and 1 cleaner shrimp. I also plan to add maybe a few more Nassarius or Cerith and another cleaner. All this in my 20G, so if you have a 65G, id have a heck of a lot more in there!

    This is from another site, recommended cleanup crew...
    50 - 60 Gallons
    45 - Blue Legged Hermits
    6 - Red Scarlet Hermit
    15 - Astrea Snails
    15 - Margarita Snails
    15 - Cerith Snails


    I went approximatly with what they said, and so far so good for me.
    15 - 25 Gallons
    12 - Blue Legged Hermits
    3 - Red Scarlet Hermit
    5 - Astrea Snails
    5 - Margarita Snails
    5 - Cerith Snails


    AK
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    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
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    Sorry I guess I should of added this...

    I have also about 20 Margarita Snails and 15 Astrea Snails... But they are mostly on the glass or rocks...

    I was looking for something the turn my sand around... I now have 2 emeral crabs... But I find that my dozen Nassarious Snails dont turn the sand around as much as I would like... Should I just put MORE Nassarious Snails or is there something else I could put that would really do a differents in the sand bed.

    I want to avoid hermits thought.


    Thanks,


    Marc
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    You might consider a sea cucumber or a pistol shrimp.

    The cucumber will clean the sandbed and some of the rock work.

    The pistol shrimp will continuously dig and forage for food in the sandbed. If you go with a pistol shrimp, you should make sure that the rocks are sitting on the glass bottom, or they will be undermined and could cause unwanted shifting of your rockwork.
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    I'd get some cerith snails. They are great for the sandbed.
    Susan

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    Any idea how many cerith snails for a 75g?

    So far I have: 4 red leg hermits, 3 left-handed hermits, 8 margaritas and 10 nassarious snails.

    Oh, 70 lbs lr, 2 green chromis and a lmb. also a few mushrooms and a toadstool leather(i think ).

    having some problems with red algee at the moment

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    I have two different kinds of ceriths. The regular ones are very tiny, only about 2cm or less. I also have some Baha ceriths that are more than twice the size of the smaller ones. They are both ceriths but different species. The larger ones tend to eat a wider variety of algae off the sand but the smaller ones may be better for smaller tanks.

    For a 75 I'd say maybe a dozen of the larger ones or 30 or so of the smaller.

    Conchs are good for that red algae (cyano) check with Ivan here at Aquaria Canada, he sells strawberry conchs and I believe just got some in. They are my favorite conchs because they are big enough to make a difference but not too big. The most active conch too.
    Susan

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    Susan, thank's for info.

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